Finger Pointing | August 14th

Oh Boy by helptheold

This layout is exploding with fun!  I love the shooting stars, the large title, and neutral background that allows the rich colors to shine.

P52 Week 33 by Glyn

The yellow and grey are striking here – very eye catching.  And what a gorgeous photo!

Mini-Kit-Challenge by Bubby

The dark colors pulled me in.  And upon closer look, this layout has me quacking up!  Truly, what a fun and mystical layout!

LO583-Good-Stuff by Omlialie

Here is to happy accidents!  Here is what Omlialie said about those marvelous shadows, “That shadow technique was done in an accident hahahaha! Came out beautifully though, so I went along with it.”  I’m glad she went with it!  There is a wonderful dimensionality to the layout.

August Art Journal Muse Wk1 by Smwhite

This is a marvelous collage and art journal page!  The positioning of the bookmark is perfect – as is the quote lol!

2023-Trip to Spokane by Easyeyesforyou

The bright pops of red stood out in the gallery – and upon closer look I was surprised to find a giant RED shoe!  Ha! The neutral background and elements are simply perfect for this layout.  The red shoe, text, and coordinating elements take center stage and make a wonderful cascade down the page.

Till next time – Happy Scrapping and Creating!

Lisa (Armygrl)

Finger Pointing – July 19th

Water is such a precious commodity!  It’s easy to forget how lucky many of us are to have constant access to potable water in our homes.  This past Saturday, our well pump went on the fritz resulting in us losing water to our home for three days.  Luckily, we did not have to get a new well dug – or we would have been without water for three weeks.  Yipes!

So, it’s definitely nice to sit here this evening, perusing through the galleries, relieved of the stress and anxiety of the past few days.

Uplifted – Review by BlueWave

What an awesome and fun way to document pages created! I almost picket this page and left today’s post at that since it represents sixteen magnificent layouts!  Ha!  But I won’t do that.

MinePlex Gamer Boy by Neia Scraps

The blue on the grey paper popped from the gallery!  This layout is loads of fun with those gamer clusters and pixel graphics.

Balade le long du fleuve by Tativero

Wow!  This is monochromatic loveliness at its finest.  The little bits of orange jump off the page.

Fish by Skinospot

This little work of art is creative, fun, and unique!

Butterflies & Blossoms by Ydpuckett7

The large scale butterfly and color scheme are all sorts of magical!

Hey August by Tanteva

What a beauty!  Eva captured the colors and fun of summer with the big sunflowers!

Till next time, Happy Scrappy!


Finger Pointing – July 12th

Happy Hump Day!  I am having such an art filled July playing with new craft supplies.  And with it being Amazon Prime Day, even more are headed my way.  Ha!

As I peak through the galleries, I am ever amazed at the artistry of digital scrapbooking – from art journal pages to pocket pages.  There is such amazing, inspirational talent out there.  And these picks have me yearning to open up Photoshop and make some digital magic too.

Lost by MDiane

The rich colors and dark tones stand out in the gallery. The watercolor face is lovely with its flowing lines and contrast.  And the foliage has a lovely, iridescent sheen.  This art journal page is a beautiful work of art.

Hello Adventure by Marijke

There is so much to love here – from the exquisite blue skies to the photo frame to the cluster with the passport charm.  The road leading up to the lighthouse is an excellent example of leading lines.  It draws the eyes up and deeper into the layout.

Wander by AZK

Wow!  What an amazing angle of the photograph.  It’s such a reminder to get down low and shoot from a unique perspective.

Inspiration by Elseepe

What an adorable photo!  And I love the squiggly line that ties the top cluster to the focal point with a little heart along the way.  The use of a white paper works brilliantly here – all the little art marks and subtle textures pop.

Blue Skies by Ferdy

Ferdy’s pocket page captures one of my favorite things about summer – blue skies reflected in gorgeous water.  The pops of yellow and orange add warmth and are the perfect tones to complement the blues in the photos and papers.

Palawan by Immaculeah

This layout is all sorts of magic!  The beach scene is spectacular, and I love the use of the striped paper. There is wonderful flow from the top cluster all the way down to the fishy at the bottom.  This layout is jaw-dropping gorgeous!

I hope todays picks provide as much inspiration to you as they have for me!  I love all the different styles and artistry!

Till next time,



Finger Pointing | June 4th

There is magic in the galleries this fine Sunday.  And our very own bloggers as well as digital designers are ROCKING the galleries!

Beautiful Evening by Aimee Harrison

I was drawn into the twilight colors of designer Aimee Harrison’s very beautiful evening layout.  I enjoy the big photo design which blends so well with the nature inspired elements.  Wouldn’t that be a fabulous place to visit and sit by the water?

Forest by Jayne

Woods and forest are some my favorite places to be.  So naturally I wanted to take a closer look at Jaye’s lady of the woods.  I thoroughly enjoy the painted scene and blending as well as the flowers and bugs!  There is so much here to see, just the like forest.

June Music Challenge by Cheryl

Cheryl is one of our bloggers.  Congratulations to her grandson! And what a great take on a lyrics challenge!  This layout is incredibly bold and stands out with the blue and gold colors.  What fabulous extractions too!

Vitamin Sea by IntenseMagic

IntenseMagic is one of our bloggers.  But I could not pass up her gorgeous layout!  That beach scene and the water are divine!  The colors are incredibly cool and inviting.  And the textures in the layout are extra yummy!

Your Wings Were Ready But My Heart Was Not by Ga_L

The photographs are perfection.  The colors are soft and beautiful.  And this layout is incredibly heartfelt and touching.

New Baby Nephew by Ninigoesdigi

I am drawn to circles.  And I adore how designer Ninigoesdigi mixed the circles with stripes….and that absolutely adorable photo her baby nephew.  The white space here is perfect and the use of paint splatters adds such wonderful visual interest.

I hope you enjoy my eclectic picks as much as I have, lol!  From super arty to a pocket page, I am always inspired by others’ creativity and talent.  Until next time, happy creating and crafting!

Lisa (Armygrl)

Finger Pointing May 23rd

Goodness, the month of May is going by in a blur!  In just a week and a half, it will be June.  Slow down time!!

Well, maybe we cannot slow time down, but our memory keeping scrapbook pages and art helps us pause time, if only for that moment.

05_PS_05 by Ursula

As a dog-ma I could not agree more!  This page is lovely and soft and so well designed with the elements clustered to the side and bottom.  That’s a lovely picture of Josie and the house blended into the background is perfection.

May Quote Challenge by Moni

This layout is like a fairytale – I can imagine climbing the ladder up to the top and sitting, waiting for the tide to roll in.  The soft blue colors are soothing and inviting.  The photo is beautiful!  And it’s like I can hear the gentle lapping of the water.

May 2023 Scraplift Challenge by Silent Ranks

This layout makes wonderful use of white space mixed with beautiful colors.  It’s like a garden walk in springtime.  The circle on circle design is eye-catching.  And the black and white photo is perfect.

Courage by Electra

This work of art is all sorts of WOW!  The painted face in pink and red is strong and powerful.  The coordinated page petals are a wonderful touch that add balance and three dimensional texture.  The “don’t be afraid to fly” word art takes on a whole new meaning once you read the journaling.

Made From Scratch by Olivia24

I love a fantasy styled layout!  And this one is fun and cute!!! Those little girls have me grinning from ear to ear – what marvelous little princesses!

Harmony by Oldenmeade

With the neutral palette, blending, and use of brushes, this lovely work of art popped out of the gallery for me.  Like being in marshes, there is so much to take in with every glance.  But the muted colors and flow of elements guide me through the layout.  I find I slow my breath and feel the harmony of the nature depicted throughout.

As I look through my picks, I find I am drawn to soft blue colors.  I find them to be peaceful and soothing.  Here’s to the remainder of May being peaceful and soothing!

See you in June!

Till next time,

Lisa (Armygrl)


Finger Pointing – May 8th – Post iNSD!

Welcome to a Special Edition Post-iNSD Gallery Standouts! If you are like me, you had loads of fun playing forum games and challenges!  And now the wait is on, “Did I win something?”  LOL!  ‘Cause let’s be honest, it is fun to win!  If you are also like me, you took advantage of the shop sales and all the goodies the designers crafted for National Scrapbooking Day!  And now you may be wondering, what do I do with all these kits?  Ha, ha!  So here is a pop of inspiration that may help you craft your next work of scrapbooking art!

Best Mom by LoveItScrapIt

WOW!  This page design is spectacular with the hint of rainbow from the half-circle shapes.  And the soft, warm color palette is oh-so-beautiful!!

Disneyland Cover by Keepscrappin

This clean and simply layout is all sorts of exciting with the bold color palette and vertical alignment of papers and elements.  The photo stands out with its diamond shape and contrasting horizontal alignment.

This Crazy Life by Hillary

Spectacular blending!  The yellow and green pop from the monochromatic background. But the photo takes center stage with the cleverly crafted framing and positioning of elements.

Wild & Carefree by Christellevandyk

This layout is so fun with the wild and carefree photo!  The wreath of flowers and elements is exquisite and beautiful!

African Safari by Texaschey

I adore the word art and titling in this one!  The photo is perfectly framed, and the map background is perfection!

Full of Life by LisaMT

I want to scrap-lift this page!   The split paper design adds such wonderful visual interest, and that center cluster is well crafted.  I also like the mix of muted, yet rich tones that match the photos splendidly.

Kicker by Clucaswvu04

There is great use of “white space” in this layout.  But it does not have a white space feel because of the bold blue! That white space helps us see the arty stamps and ink splatters which help tell the visual story a football game in action!

Blue Butterfly by Nia

Simplicity at its finest.  This work of art is a breath of fresh air.

Not My Circus by *silvia*

I simply could not overlook this marvel by Silvia.  There is all sorts of WOW-POWER here from the shadowing to the extracted sky-diver. And the word art “Not my circus, not my monkeys” is the icing on the cake!

Born To Be Wild 02 by Tinke

What a wonderful work of art.  I can see this framed and hanging in a child’s room.  The animals are cute and whimsical, and the partially out-of-bounds tiger is spot on!

Now We Are Four by AZK

This layout has it all.  The clusters in the corners are excellently crafted and get the eyes bouncing from one corner to the next.  The photos are lovely, especially the last family photo of the five sisters together blended into the background.  This layout is incredibly heartfelt and a bit sad, but the use of yellow (a happy color) and the smiling faces present a layout that is at first merry – until the full story unwinds.  This is truly spectacular visual storytelling.

P52 Week 19 Eyes by Grace

I end today’s picks with a positive message and incredibly lovely work of art.  The earth tones make my heart sing and I love the little brushes in the corners too – the leaves and the circles.  The galleries are popping with all sorts of beautiful layouts, and this one is no exception.

So here is to a fabulous post-iNSD week!  I look forward to seeing how you use all your scrapbooking goodies!

Till next time,

Lisa (Armygrl)